01-30-2012 05:26 AM
Hi new to the forum hoping someone can help
i keep receiving low storage on the thinkvantage toolbox
i only have 14gb left on the c drive
i have the lenovo recovery Q drive which is approx 9.8 gb
question is can i move the lenovo recovery to an external hard drive
how do i then gain access to this space
what are the other options for increasing the drive space
photos - video - documents are all on external D drive
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01-30-2012 06:58 AM - edited 01-30-2012 06:59 AM
I think all HD's have less real space than is advertised; although my SSD seems to have less than comparable spinning HD's.
I have the "160 GB" SSD in my X220T, but Windows only shows that it has a total capacity of 147 GB. With only a few added applications, it only has 89.7 GB remaining free; and I did remove the Lenovo Recovery Q Drive.
I was quite suprised by these numbers.
01-30-2012 08:59 AM
Read the documentation. If I recall, the Q drive is a backup of your system.
01-30-2012 09:45 AM
thanks for the info
i understand that the Q drive is a backup
i just need to know if /how i can take it from my laptop hard drive and move it to an external drive
then how to recover the space taken up
and if it will effect anything on the laptop
01-30-2012 11:50 AM - edited 01-30-2012 11:52 AM
01-31-2012 01:09 AM
only thing i dont get on screen is the pop up option - recover drive space - when the backup is complete
So when double clicking the q drive i only get the format option - if i choose this option will the space be taken up by the OS C drive ?
01-31-2012 01:46 AM
What do you mean by "format option" ? The pop up has two buttons: "Create Recovery Media" and "Recover Drive Space".
01-31-2012 01:48 AM
01-31-2012 11:01 AM
they laptop was origionally going to be a backup machine so
i created backup discs as soon as i recieved the machine
at that point i didnt need the hard drive space so exited the program without recovering the backup space
now i need the space
if i double click the Q drive
i dont get the recover option only the format option
or if i go into the lenovo recovery disc creator it wont go to that option tab to recover as it says i already have a copy and cant make more